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    Camila Cabello and Harry Styles, Teen-Pop Alumni, Think Bigger

    Cabello clearly has an ear on her pop competition. “Bad Kind of Butterflies,” with a breathy vocal that tiptoes above furtive keyboards and deep bass abysses, is well aware of Billie Eilish. But there are no hard feelings; Eilish’s brother and producer, Finneas O’Connell, worked on two of Cabello’s new songs, “Used to This” and […]

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    Late Night on the ‘Smallest Impeachment of All Time’

    “Yes, only two articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Which means the Democrats are showing a lot of restraint, because I mean, let’s be honest: Trump has done enough crazy [expletive] to merit 2,000 articles of impeachment. Yeah, there was obstruction of justice from the Mueller report, using the presidency to […]

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    Following in the Footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci

    A section of the exhibition explores the artist’s first dated drawing, a landscape from Aug. 5, 1473, that pays witness to his fascination with nature. The original, (a copy is displayed), which belongs to the Uffizi Galleries, has been lent to the Louvre show, along with Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man — a work whose fame almost […]

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    These Books Are Ready for Their Close-Up

    BEST ACTRESS The History of Oscar-Winning Women By Stephen Tapert Illustrated. 504 pp. Rutgers University. $39.95. Open Tapert’s elegant doorstopper of a coffee-table book and you’ll find yourself face to face with Frances McDormand looking as if she has a trick up her sleeve. With her unspackled skin and gold ball earrings — the kind […]

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    I Tested 13 Bidets. I’m a Convert.

    Heated seat: This is really a standard feature on electric bidets, but it’s just so nice that I wanted to mention it again. I love the heated seat even more than I love the bidet. [Like what you’re reading? Sign up here for the Smarter Living newsletter to get stories like this (and much more!) […]

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    Homestays: Finding Comfort in a Stranger’s Home

    Homestays also have a practical appeal. With Cuba’s limited hotel inventory, homestays are often the best option. One boutique travel company, Pelorus, pairs guests with specific hosts and neighborhoods, depending on their interests — food, music or retracing family roots. “Homestays allow us to be more flexible,” Jimmy Carroll, the company’s co-founder, said. Of course, […]

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    Homestays: Finding Comfort in a Stranger’s Home

    Homestays also have a practical appeal. With Cuba’s limited hotel inventory, homestays are often the best option. One boutique travel company, Pelorus, pairs guests with specific hosts and neighborhoods, depending on their interests — food, music or retracing family roots. “Homestays allow us to be more flexible,” Jimmy Carroll, the company’s co-founder, said. Of course, […]

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    Marie Fredriksson, Roxette Singer, Is Dead at 61

    Marie Fredriksson, the lead singer of Roxette, the Swedish pop duo that made waves in the 1980s and 1990s, died on Monday after a 17-year fight with cancer, her management team said. She was 61. The management team, Dimberg Jernberg, did not specify the cause of her death, but said in a statement on Tuesday […]